Daylight saving is here and with the approach of warmer weather, our Wednesday evening Twilight walks are about to start.
Walks commence at 6pm and are 1.5 to 2 hours in duration. They are designed to be quite relaxed and often followed by an optional dinner
Cost is $5 per walk, MultiWalk (although not Golden Boots) passes are accepted.
Register online or via the office.
Check out some of the upcoming walks below, or view the full program.
Marino sheep walk
6pm Wed 2nd November
Agricultural qualifications not required for this walk. In addition to seeing sheep you will explore secret gullies, cliff top paths, artworks, parks, lighthouse, amazing rocky beach and stunning city and sea views. End the evening with dinner, if you wish.
Thai on Hutt
6pm Wed 9th November
Richard has found a short walk through the eastern parklands on level ground! Stop for a Thai dinner and then walk back to your cars. Sounds like a treat.
Fifth Creek Wade
6pm Wed 16th November
A pleasant amble along fifth Creek, from its beginning at the Torrens to where we leave it at Black Hill. Dinner at the Rezz Hotel.
Western Torrens Linear Park
6pm Wed 23rd November
This walk takes us along the River Torrens linear path. Optional dinner at the Lockleys Hotel.
President Robert accepts the Walking SA Award
The Friends won an award on Thursday night at the Walking SA Awards for South Australia, for our work on the HeysenTrail and for our End-to-End walking program.
Special Recognition Award – Organisation – http://bit.ly/2dyLYCo
Two of our members also won Walking SA Awards for Longstanding Contribution – Individual. Colin and Julian were awarded for an enormous amount of work they have put in over many many years.
The Heysen Trail near Kings Beach – photo by Martin Chapman.
Walkers are advised that some sections of the Heysen Trail have suffered damage during the recent weather events.
As a result
are closed until further notice. Refer to the Parks closures webpage for the latest information.
Walkers need to take care on the trail and particularly near the following locations:
- Kings Beach (near Encounter Bay) – Southern Guide Book Map 1.5 and Sheet Map 1B.
- Giles Conservation Park (near Ashton) – Southern Guide Book Map 3.4 and Sheet Map 2B.
While conditions are generally expected to improve over the next week, it may be sometime before the necessary work can be completed on these sections.
If you find any damage on the trail, please report it to the Friend’s office. To assist our Trail Development volunteers, please advise
- the location and map reference,
- describe the nature of the work required (i.e. marker post has been knocked over) and
- if possible, send a photo.